USB modem support?

Tony Frank tfrank at
Sat Feb 21 02:11:07 PST 2004


On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 02:26:24AM +0000, Daniela wrote:
> I'm having problems with an USB ADSL modem (Alcatel Speed Touch). It is 
> recognized at boot time, but when I try to connect, it tells me that the 
> modem is busy.
> I symlinked /dev/cuaa3 to /dev/ugen1 (that's the device that showed up in the 
> boot messages) and directed the kppp utility to use /dev/cuaa3. I entered all 
> the information it asked me for, and then I got the error message: Modem is 
> busy. My ISP told me to f*** off and get Windoze. Anything else is 
> unsupported.
> Is it a hardware problem or a classical case of a dumb user?
> I'm not unexperienced with Ethernet connections, and I have a great knowledge 
> of the TCP/IP standard, but I have never done anything with modems, so I 
> can't even imagine how this stuff works.

Have you tried:

FreeBSD Handbook:

Or ports collection:

Port:   pppoa-1.2b3,1
Path:   /usr/ports/net/pppoa
Info:   Run PPP over Alcatel's USB Speedtouch device
Maint:  tom at
Index:  net



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